Imagine yourself travelling from one mountain to the next by flying. Imagine yourself in a position to take the best picture of the world. Imagine yourself looking over at a flock of birds migrating to southern lands… Imagine yourself paragliding around the world. No words can explain the sensation of paragliding, no words can explain the sensation of flying.
Here is a video that will hopefully inspire to consider picking up this wonderful sport!
What you need to know: Paragliding Around the World
AWs Tips and Tricks
-The Certification program is simple and very accessible (1000-2000$USD depending on where you do your certification).
-Buying the harness and paraglide will cost around 5000$USD new. You can find safe used equipment for cheaper though!
-For more information on certification programs, simply look up ‘Paragliding Certification [Country]’ on Google!
-After completing your certification, you can do another much cheaper certification, which allows you to legally teach others, making it a way to sustain your travel lifestyle for as long as you would like.
AWs Overall Rating – ****
Adventure – *****
Culture – *
Cheapness – ** – High cost to get certified and buy equipment, but no continuous costs in comparison to other flight sports.
Comfort – ****
Safety – ***
Sustainability – ****
Headline Photo Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons Paraglider.